Why have a boring Friday night in Austin when you can have a totally unique night out? For a Friday night you'll never forget, check out these unique themed bars in Austin.

Lala's LIttle Nugget

This Christmas-themed bar serves up cold beers and Christmas-crafted cocktails. Lala's also has "Jolly Hour" from 4-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday for $2 Domestic Bottles and $3 well drinks. Lala's also offers Christmas-themed parties throughout the year, so be sure to check their site for dates on Zombie Christmas, Half Christmas, and Lala's Christmas Bash.

Carousel Lounge

If you're looking for a bizarre, retro, circus-themed bar, come to Carousel Lounge. From the giant pink elephant on stage to the nostalgic phone booth, there's so much to take in here. You'll also never know what might hop up and perform on stage, so check their site for a full list of their upcoming performers.


Unapologetically eclectic, Unbarlievable is one of the trendiest bars in Austin right now. Open Monday through Thursday from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 3 p.m., 12 p.m., and 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. They also have a full food menu including funnel cake, breakfast tacos and mini corn dogs.

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School House Pub

For fun school house-themed menu items, check out School House Pub with daily specials including "School of Hard Knocks" for $4 well drinks on Sundays to "Trappy Hour" on Saturdays. Even their cocktails are school house-themed including the "Sex Ed" and "Extra Credit." If you get hungry, don't worry- they have a full menu, too, serving up the National Map of Cheese and Trio of Beets Salad.

Vigilante Gastropub & Games

We've all heard about gaming bars, but what about a board game bar? Vigilante Gastropub is exactly that! From Battlestar Galactica the board game to Bananagrams, there's plenty of fun to be had here, especially when "everyone is a Vigilante." This unique bar also offers food from Stop the Pretz! to Spock'N'Roll.

Definitely arrive early to these unique Austin bars on Friday night because they tend to fill up quickly!

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